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post #21 of 35

My usual weight is 160, but thanks to IVF and months of hormones i started this pregnancy at 165. at 13 weeks I was 168 according to the scale at the gym. I am eating like I always do--whole grains, lots of fresh veggies, mostly vegetarian with fish once or twice a week, Thai food. And fruit. Lots of fruit. Can't get enough fruit!  I have always had a serious sweet tooth but find I'm a little more motivated to eat healthy these days. And I'm a 6 or 7-day-a-week gym person. 

post #22 of 35

I'm up to 9 pounds at 15 weeks despite being pretty sick until a couple weeks ago.  I was at 10 pounds at 10 weeks, but hopped on the scale today and was really surprised to see the drop.  I am guessing it is because I stopped the progesterone suppositories last week and I think they were causing me to bloat.  I pack on the pounds when I'm pregnant and don't care.  I just cut up and ate a 12 oz steak with 5 tortillas for carne asada, had a whole frozen pizza for lunch, and am making strawberry shortcake with icecream for my before bedtime snack.  I love this part of pregnancy and since it is the only part I enjoy, I'm embracing it! 

post #23 of 35
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I'm up to 9 pounds at 15 weeks despite being pretty sick until a couple weeks ago.  I was at 10 pounds at 10 weeks, but hopped on the scale today and was really surprised to see the drop.  I am guessing it is because I stopped the progesterone suppositories last week and I think they were causing me to bloat.  I pack on the pounds when I'm pregnant and don't care.  I just cut up and ate a 12 oz steak with 5 tortillas for carne asada, had a whole frozen pizza for lunch, and am making strawberry shortcake with icecream for my before bedtime snack.  I love this part of pregnancy and since it is the only part I enjoy, I'm embracing it! 

GO girl!! 

 

Yum, carne asada!!

 

I am having two packets of instant apple cinnamon oatmeal with a cup of 4% cottage cheese tonight. This has tasted good for about 2 weeks. 
 

 

post #24 of 35

I am eating everything!  I am soooooo hungry.  I am in tears I get so hungry.  

 

I like eggs and tortillas, cheese, salsa, grilled chicken, mountains of veggies, fruit, toast, nut butter, ham sandwiches, anything with fresh tomatoes, and hot sauce on everything.  

 

The only thing I can't stand is sweets.  Gack.  Sweets make me gag. 

 

I don't have a scale.  I know I have gained a couple of pounds, because my belly and boobs are bigger.  I can still put on my jeans, but can't button them anymore, so all the weight gain is baby belly so far.  

 

But really, the hunger is out of control.  

post #25 of 35

I usually gain fast, but not yet.  I am only about 12.5 weeks, though.  I have had the worst m/s I've ever experienced, so I am down now from 103 to 99.   My stomach is getting bigger, though.

 

I am feeling a little better now after a very bad morning-- maybe the end is near.

post #26 of 35

With my first pregnancy I don't know when I gained specifically, but the total was around 28 lbs. The last pregnancy I lost the baby in the second trimester, but I lost a total of 9 lbs during that pregnancy. I will be 16w tomorrow with this pregnancy and I weigh exactly what I did when I got pregnant. The scale hasn't budged either way the whole time. I haven't been really sick and have been eating fairly normal, so everything looks good so far. The funny thing is my belly already looks huge, so I'm surprised I haven't gained anything.

post #27 of 35

I am constantly hungry.  I need to snack regularly to avoid getting sick, and I can't always do that depending on my schedule so I have gotten sick some.

 

Confession:  I have no idea what I weighed pre-pregnancy, as I hadn't weighed myself since autumn.Sheepish.gif  At my first prenatal visit I weighed about 167lb.  A month has almost passed because my next visit is on Tuesday 6/21.  So we'll see what my weight gain rate is ...

I gained about 35 lb during my first three pregnancies.  With #2, my morning sickness caused a 6lb weight loss during the first trimester and grief caused another 4lb loss during the final weeks so I ended up 25lb over my pre-pregnancy weight. 

 

Here is something I found comforting:  even though I lost ten pounds during my first and third trimesters, my 10lb 2oz healthy baby girl got everything she needed.

post #28 of 35
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GO girl!! 

 

Yum, carne asada!!

 

I am having two packets of instant apple cinnamon oatmeal with a cup of 4% cottage cheese tonight. This has tasted good for about 2 weeks. 

 


Thanks!  So good!  Oatmeal sounds good too :)
 

 

post #29 of 35
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I am still nursing our 22 month old. Doesn't oatmeal help with milk supply?

His diapers have seemed pretty breastmilky, I wonder if my body is craving the oats to keep the milk...

 


 

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Thanks!  So good!  Oatmeal sounds good too :)
 

 



 

post #30 of 35

Oatmeal does help with supply.  I've always craved it post-birth.  That might be a yummy "second breakfast" ...

post #31 of 35
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I am still nursing our 22 month old. Doesn't oatmeal help with milk supply?

His diapers have seemed pretty breastmilky, I wonder if my body is craving the oats to keep the milk...

 



Yes I've heard that.  Your body must just know!

 

post #32 of 35

I'm hungry often, and am finding a happy snacking spot with fruit. I'm eating a LOT of fruit, lol... 4-6 pieces of fruit a day is becoming very normal. DH is shocked at how fast we can go through "a week's worth" (our usual purchase) of fruit. (Uhm... usually in about 3 days.) Am also enjoying salads, sunflower seeds, cheese, hummus, and some of the sweeter veg (red bell peppers, carrots, etc). 

 

If I'm not getting my daily dose of fruit I start to eye fruit-flavored candy. Skittles, Starbursts, even Sour Patch Kids watermelons start to look like The Best Thing Ever Made. I don't generally eat candy, so it's unusual my sweet tooth is coming in so strongly. Everybody tells me this means I'm having a girl. I kind of already thought I was. xD

 

I'm at 15.5 weeks now and +5lbs from preconception weight. I had some weight flux at the beginning though (put on 5lbs fast, then they came right back off fast), so I'm not sure if this weight is here to stay. I feel HUGE for +5lbs, though. I am getting a definite belly already. O.o

post #33 of 35

It is so interesting to see how all over the map we all are. I have been MIA here, because my first trimester was spent hanging over the toilet bowl with hyperemesis. This is my first pregnancy. I started out at the highest I've ever been, 145lbs. I dropped down to 131 and then got on Zofran. Continued to be able to keep very little down but got my weight up to 138. I've been doing a bunch of fluctuating, but my intake has much improved now that I'm at 15weeks. I'm still on the Zofran, and my weight bounces between 135-138 for the past week. I weigh myself daily and keep track just to keep stock of it all. I'm also charting my food intake on a handy dandy smartphone app from Sparkpeople (free). It really helped give me a visual goal of for calories and protein intake day by day.

 

What I'm eating: Yogurt! Couldn't get enough early on, feeling a bit burnt out on it now. Raspberries as first choice, all other fruit follows. Boathouse farms vanilla chai protein drink, Annie's mac and cheese, prepared with yogurt instead of milk (my love has gone luke warm on this for sure). Chickpeas, fish at least 3x a week (otherwise vegetarian and having a hard time with my normal proteins). Oyster crackers, apples and cheddar, LOVED some homemade mashed potatos cut with turnips and sour cream (might go make that for lunch now that I'm thinking of it.) Almonds, dried apricots. When I find foods I can eat that seem to have nutritional bang for the effort I stick with em right now. I'm a little bored with eating to say the least.

post #34 of 35
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I'm hungry often, and am finding a happy snacking spot with fruit. I'm eating a LOT of fruit, lol... 4-6 pieces of fruit a day is becoming very normal. DH is shocked at how fast we can go through "a week's worth" (our usual purchase) of fruit. (Uhm... usually in about 3 days.) Am also enjoying salads, sunflower seeds, cheese, hummus, and some of the sweeter veg (red bell peppers, carrots, etc). 

 

If I'm not getting my daily dose of fruit I start to eye fruit-flavored candy. Skittles, Starbursts, even Sour Patch Kids watermelons start to look like The Best Thing Ever Made. I don't generally eat candy, so it's unusual my sweet tooth is coming in so strongly. Everybody tells me this means I'm having a girl. I kind of already thought I was. xD

 

I'm at 15.5 weeks now and +5lbs from preconception weight. I had some weight flux at the beginning though (put on 5lbs fast, then they came right back off fast), so I'm not sure if this weight is here to stay. I feel HUGE for +5lbs, though. I am getting a definite belly already. O.o


Huh.  I'm a total fruit nut right now too and have a generally increased sweet tooth, I never usually want candy or baked goods, and now I could eat a little every day.  We have 2 boxes of those Dreyer's fruit pops in the fridge at all times.  Between those and the fruit, I haven't really been craving the things that are a little worse for me, but I had 2 pieces of fruit tart at a friend's house the other night and it was seriously the best thing ever.  I hadn't heard about the sweet tooth-girl thing, but I've been suspecting a girl too ...

 

I'm at 13 weeks and no weight gain.  Well, as of a week ago.  Some days I feel bloated, but it hasn't translated into a bump or any weight.  BUT I can feel my uterus so I know something's going on in there!

 

post #35 of 35

I had my second, almost 14-week prenatal appointment today and I'm up 6 pounds since my visit at 10 weeks.  So the nausea and random vomiting and migraines have not affected my weight gain in the slightest.  The midwives said that it was a normal weight gain, but it seems like a lot to me.  I'm a little nervous because I was at least 10 lb heavier at the outset of this pregnancy than I have been in past pregnancies.

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